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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

U.S. DOT Announces Aviation Database NPRM

Would Provide Quicker Access To Pilot-Safety Information

The FAA has published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a new database that will provide potential employers with rapid access to information about a pilot’s performance and employment records. This advancement will cut the amount of time for potential employers to review this information from 30 days to less than an hour.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

FAA Grants NATA-Requested Crewmember Relief

Exemptions Available To All Part 119 Certificated Carriers Operating Under Part 135

The FAA has issued exemptions in response to the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) requests for relief from certain crew training and checking requirements for Part 135 operators.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

FAA To Award Grants To Commercial And GA Airports

Some $10 Billion In Funding Included In CARES Act

The FAA will award approximately $10 billion in funds to commercial and general aviation airports from the Trump Administration’s newly created Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Airport Program.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

EASA Certifies Elixir Aircraft

Approved Under New CS-23 Amendment 5 Rules

EASA has granted CS-23 certification to Elixir Aircraft for its 100 hp VFR aircraft. The certification was awarded March 20 under the new Amendment 5 rules, which reflects the highest level of safety currently possible.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Senators Demand Airlines Provide Full Cash Refunds For Coronavirus Cancellations

Senators Markey, Blumenthal, Warren Say Travel Vouchers Are Insufficient

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today led a group of their colleagues in a letter sent to each of the major domestic airlines, urging every company to issue full cash refunds to all customers who cancel their flights during the COVID-19 crisis, and to American citizens who encounter flight cancellations while stranded in countries that implemented travel restrictions.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

A4A Applauds Passage, Signing Of CARES Act

Includes Provisions For Airlines To Meet Payroll And Protect Jobs

On behalf of U.S. airlines and our 750,000 employees, trade association Airlines for America (A4A) applauds President Trump for signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions intended to assist the U.S. airline industry to continue making payroll and protect the jobs of pilots, flight attendants, gate agents, mechanics and others.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Wichita Aircraft Companies Urged To Shift Manufacturing Focus

IAMAW District Lodge 70 Says Need For Medical Equipment Is Paramount

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 70, located in Wichita, Kansas is urging aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita to shift their focus to production of medical equipment to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

FAA Announces Additional COVID-19 Guidance On Drug And Alcohol Testing

Updates Air Transport Restrictions And Airport Closures And Restrictions

The FAA has issued guidance to companies whose drug and alcohol testing programs are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. DOT guidance can be viewed at www.transportation.gov.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Airborne 04.02.20: Sun 'n Fun Cancelled, Elixir Cert, Thrush 2020

Also: NASA Adds Shannon Walker, Gone West: Joe Clark, NASA’s Artemis, Spirit Airlines 
 
The much-feared decision was made late yesterday... there will be no Sun ‘n Fun for 2020.... Another casualty of the global pandemic. Sun 'n Fun president and CEO John Leenhouts posted remarks on their website late Wednesday. "This year, we will serve those same communities by assisting in the defeat of the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand with our local, state, and national leaders in supporting the social distancing and other health practices that will bring this outbreak to a halt as quickly as possible. Unfortunately supporting these initiatives will mean that the 2020 Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo will be unable to proceed as originally planned...." EASA has granted CS-23 certification to Elixir Aircraft for its 100 hp VFR aircraft. The certification was awarded March 20 under the new Amendment 5 rules, which reflects the highest level of saf

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Airborne 03.30.20: Dornier Seastar 1st Flt, April 1st Episode, Flt Schools

Also: Bell 360 Invictus, BizAv Survival, 2019 Collier Trophy, SIB For ELT Batteries

The prototype SN1003, a New Generation of the Dornier Seastar amphibious aircraft successfully performed its first flight last week at Oberpfaffenhofen EDMO airport, Germany. The flight was performed by Dornier Seawings test pilot crew and took 31 minutes. The Seastar SN1003 attained the required approvals from EASA and LBA on 19 March 2020, this was a major milestone and achievement for the program. Wolfram Cornelius, Chief Test Pilot, noted that, “First flight was completed successfully and confirmed the nice handling qualities of the Seastar. All systems functioned correctly..” With all the issues that surround us these days, it seems to us that now is THE time for a good laugh or two. For over two decades, the Aero-News Network has had fun with the date of April 1st, and this year will be no excepti

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